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Rain dumped by Tropical Storm “Egay” (international name: Linfa) triggered floods and landslides that slowed down vehicular traffic in major roads in Isabela, La Union and the upland Cordillera provinces on Sunday. Strong winds and huge waves destroyed 76 houses and damaged 31 others in Cebu, Negros Occidental and Antique provinces as Egay, which has […]
Vice President Jejomar Binay is snubbing Tuesday’s resumption of the long-running investigation by the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee of allegations of corruption and ill-gotten wealth against him, his daughter said on Sunday. Sen. Nancy Binay said in a radio interview that her father had already answered corruption allegations against him when he was mayor of […]
Backed by the International Police (Interpol), Philippine law enforcement agencies “would not be helpless” in their hunt for the two top aides of Vice President Jejomar Binay who disappeared in the midst of a Senate inquiry into corruption charges against him, according to Malacañang.
The general services department of Makati City, which has a P1-billion budget for 2015 for trash, security and janitorial services, had been giving contracts to favored contractors of the Binay family on a monthly basis, according to a City Hall insider who said this was a violation of the procurement law. “Contracts for security personnel, […]
The billionaire owner of the Victoria Court chain of motels in Metro Manila, Archimedes “Archie” Rosario King, was killed on Sunday when a helicopter carrying him and six others crashed in bad weather near Mount Maculot in Cuenca, Batangas province.
THE INITIAL results are disturbing but—it must be emphasized—inconclusive. More tests are required before the Food Development Center (FDC) of the National Food Authority can say categorically that suspect rice being sold in Davao City is synthetic—that is, fake rice. But because the NFA has already fielded more than 20 complaints from different parts of […]
FACED WITH the admonition from Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, Makati Mayor Junjun Binay had to reluctantly vacate his luxurious office at the 21st floor of the Makati City Hall. For the first time, a suspension order against the Binays has been successfully carried out. For the first time in almost three decades, the Makati mayor’s […]
ON FRIDAY the Armed Forces of the Philippines will once again go through its annual change of command ceremonies with President Aquino installing his last AFP chief. In five years in office, he has appointed five heads of our armed forces, ignoring recommendations from the representatives of our people both in the House and in […]
A milestone was reached last week in the United States formally and legally recognizing the lifelong work of Filipino-American labor organizer Larry Itliong in pushing racial justice and the rights of farm workers. The state of California will mark a “Larry Itliong Day” every year on Oct. 25, his birthday, according to the bill signed […]
The US Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell vs Hodges (5-4) allowing same-sex marriage in all 50 states of America is a historic milestone, like the 1973 Roe vs Wade landmark decision (7-2) authorizing abortion before the “viability” of the unborn child. The debate will continue for a very long time. But there are dimensions of […]
EUROPEAN and American investors remain highly optimistic of the country’s trade and investment prospects as many of them have expressed strong interest to either set up operations in the Philippines or expand their existing businesses here.
THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has set the new bid submission deadline for the P4-billion Integrated Transport System South public private partnership project on July 31, 2015, or a year after it was rolled out.
WHO IS this middle-aged car dealer belonging to a powerful religious group who has zoomed his way up as the go-to supplier of exotic cars and fancy SUVs since businessman Alberto Lina took over Sunny Sevilla’s seat at the Bureau of Customs? A buzzard told us that this “brother” operates a customs bonded warehouse (CBW) […]
The Cokaliong family has come a long way in the world of business.
Since “Bituing Walang Ningning (The Musical)” started its run at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre, Resorts World Manila on June 17, tycoon Andrew Tan has been calling up his friends, business partners and executives of his various companies to support the original production.
Cool and smart especially in the endgame, Alaska did all the right things on both ends and dethroned defending champion Star with an 82-77 decision Sunday night that boosted the Aces into the Finals of the season-ending PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Delivering a performance for the ages just two games into the 91st NCAA basketball tournament, Bright Akhuetie looks like the missing piece to the puzzle in Perpetual Help’s bid for a first title in the longest running collegiate league in the country. The 6-foot-8 Akhuetie pounced on an undersized St. Benilde frontline Friday, firing 44 […]
RAIN OR SHINE played out what coach Yeng Guiao said was an end-game script only God could write and mounted a comeback that the outspoken mentor described as the greatest he has ever been a part of. Looking like goners after trailing by 20 points in the third period, the Elasto Painters roared to life […]
IT’S HARD to tell what Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s motive was when he came out with a video showing him mocking and slapping a rubberized Manny Pacquiao dummy. Although the video was rather offensive, especially to hard core Pacquiao fans, my first thought was, Mayweather was just having fun at the expense of Manny whom he […]
CARRYING momentum of a tremendous come-from-behind win two nights ago, San Miguel Beer seeks a commanding 2-0 lead against Rain or Shine today in their best-of-five Final Four series in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. with the Beermen seeking to start out stronger than the last time […]
“KUNG Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady, The Musical,” written by Carlo Vergara based on his one-act play and graphic novel of the same title, is having a rerun. It is presented by Manila’s newest theater group, Dalanghita Productions, in cooperation with the Philippine Educational Theater Association. Shows will run weekends until July 26 in OnStage […]
RUSSIAN dance icon Maya Plisetskaya, who died on May 2, defied conventional ideas on the craft. She became a prima ballerina at age 40 and danced lead roles through her late 60s, including one of her last “The Dying Swan” in 1981 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Clearly one of the greatest […]
OF ALL her outstanding qualities as a writer, it is Leigh Bardugo’s ability to keep you guessing that will stay the most. The bestselling fantasy author (her first name is pronounced “Lee”) resembles a lengthier, livelier and literary version of the Hollywood actress Ashley Tisdale. It won’t take long before Bardugo’s intelligence and quirkiness overpowers […]
TO CELEBRATE the 117th year of independence of the Philippines, Resorts World Manila (RWM) and Kulay-Diwa Gallery showcased prominent and promising Filipino contemporary artists in the exhibit “Freedom of Expression.” The show was on held the ground floor hallway of RWM’s Newport Mall in Pasay City. It ran until June 30. “We would like to […]
DIRECTOR Thomas Vinterberg adapts to the big screen Thomas Hardy’s fourth novel “Far From the Madding Crowd.” The novel is considered the British writer’s first major literary success. The film tells the story of the simple farmer Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who inherits her uncle’s farm and becomes a fierce, impulsive heiress faced with a […]
Aside from something new, something old, something borrowed and something blue, celebrity couples also make sure to have something “Nice Print” when they take the plunge. The preferred video/photo studio of the stars covered its nth showbiz wedding recently, that of Elvis Gutierrez and Alexa Uichico. They have been a couple for nine years. The […]
LOS ANGELES—This is our ode to Paul Rudd, every man’s screen bro. Dudes everywhere will high five each other to know this—offscreen, Paul is easy, cool, prone to break into a sincere grin. He seems the guy who indeed has the potential to be your bud. He’s good-looking but not in an impossibly handsome Brad […]
The last time Nora Aunor worked with adoptive daughter, Lotlot de Leon, was in 1991 for Elwood Perez’s “Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M.” Twenty-four years later, the long overdue reunion finally happened—on the small screen. Making it sweeter for the Superstar, as Nora is known the biz, was the inclusion of Lotlot’s daughter, Janine […]
Many of us have cried over past loves that we thought were worth fighting for—and those that are never meant to be. Director Dan Villegas and screenwriter Antoinette Jadaone’s satisfying “The Breakup Playlist,” starring the appropriately cast Piolo Pascual and Sarah Geronimo, transports you back to vulnerable moments in your life when your stubborn heart […]
Allen Dizon is a product of the adult film bandwagon—and a survivor. He’s gone a long way since he joined Ginoong Pilipinas in 1998. His first movie was Chito Roño’s “Curacha.” He joined the movies to help his widowed mom. He shares, “My mother didn’t want me to go bold, but I explained to her […]